William (Bill) Remak, is a Medical Technologist and former faculty member of the University of California, San Francisco. Armed with a Bachelors' of Science in Public Health Administration from San Francisco State University, Remak became a volunteer for the American Liver Foundation (ALF) and after a year joined the Board of Directors at the Northern California Chapter from 1994 through 2002. In close collaboration with the ALF Board and the Medical Advisory Board on advocacy, Remak has worked on educational outreach campaigns for 21 years. Remak is the founder and CEO of the California Hepatitis C Task Force, current Chairman of the International Association of Hepatitis Task Forces, founding board member of the California Chronic Care Coalition (CCCC) in Sacramento. He is Executive Director of the National Working Group on Evidence Based Healthcare in Alexandria, Virginia and serves on the community advisory board to the VA National Hepatitis C Program. Remak sits on the community advisory board of Partnership Health Plan of California, a managed care plan for Medicaid subscribers serving 14 Northern California Counties. He is also a founding board member and advocacy director of the FAIR Foundation, a national research advocacy organization seeking reforms in our nation's organ transplant policies. Remak is a core advocate for the political action (American For Cures Foundation) that led to the creation of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and sat on the task force that developed its operational strategy. Remak has been an active driver of this research with the Americans for Cures Foundation and is one of its outspoken designated ambassadors.
Remak is a cancer survivor, twice received a liver transplant and a diabetic. He is an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, now in his 34th year. He is the recipient of the 2013 and 2016 National Health Pioneer Award for Hepatitis Advocacy from the Georgia Doty HIV and Hepatitis Outreach Foundation, Chicago, IL. As a respected author of articles on patient advocacy issues and healthcare innovation, Remak is also sought-after national speaker. Remak is a native of San Anselmo, Marin County, California and currently resides in Petaluma, minutes away from the beautiful wine district in Sonoma County, California.